But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 01 April 2019 21:00

A Word for the Discouraged Christian

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April 02, 2019 by: Tim Savage

Don’t Lose Heart

I am aware that there are many Christians who live with perpetual disappointment and become discouraged because they don’t tap into the fullness of what is offered by God. Oftentimes I am that person. Why? I think it’s very...

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April 02, 2019 by: R. Lucas Stamps

Inseparable Gifts

Justification and sanctification are inseparable gifts of redemption because they flow from the unified work of the triune God and his electing, redeeming, and renewing mercy.

Justification and sanctification, like all the benefits of...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Hosea

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April 01, 2019 by: James M. Hamilton Jr.

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Restoration After Exile

The message of the prophets is based squarely on earlier Scripture, and particularly significant are passages such as Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 4:25–31, and...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Joel

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April 01, 2019 by: Timothy Z. Witmer

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Bad and Good News

In typical prophetic form, Joel gives his readers both the bad news of God’s judgment and the good news of his promised deliverance. The book contains a description of...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Amos

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April 01, 2019 by: David R. Helm

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Essential to the Gospel

In four ways, the Old Testament book of Amos is essential for a robust understanding of the gospel. First, Amos was written with God’s people in mind. While Amos...

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March 31, 2019 by: Bruce Baugus

The Heart of the Gospel

Justification sola fide is the heart of the gospel and the broad Protestant consensus achieved on this article of faith is one of the greatest theological developments since the Chalcedon. Luther suggests the church stands or falls with...

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Friday, 29 March 2019 21:00

5 Ways Dads Can Encourage Their Daughters

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March 30, 2019 by: William P. Smith

Forming a Sense of Self

Fathers, what you say to your daughter is crucial to her development because you fill two roles in her life simultaneously. As an image of God, your words convey, “Here’s what God thinks of you as a person.” And as...

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Friday, 29 March 2019 21:00

Pastor: Your Ministry Is a Mercy

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March 30, 2019 by: John MacArthur

Only By His Grace

Paul’s deeply rooted understanding that his calling was a totally undeserved expression of God’s great mercy to him was itself one of the core convictions that kept him faithful to the end. He was called and commissioned for...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 21:00

Learning to Lament: A 5-Day Devotional

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March 29, 2019 by: Crossway

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

A Voice for Pain

When hardship comes and life is marked by a sorrowful experience, many Christians don’t know how to appropriately voice their pain. The psalms give us a language to express it. In the...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Lamentations

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March 29, 2019 by: Graeme Goldsworthy

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Suffering and Hope

The Old Testament is dominated by the covenant of grace established with sinners in a fallen world. Aspects of this covenant received initial expression prior to and...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Daniel

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March 29, 2019 by: Bryan Chapell

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

The Object of Our Worship

The “gospel according to Daniel” comes in glowing revelations of the power of God to redeem his people, overcome their enemies, and plan their future. We will...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 21:00

2 Reasons We Don’t Know How to Lament

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March 29, 2019 by: Mark Vroegop

Having a Category for Lament

Many of us think that lament doesn’t come easily to Christians. For most of us in white evangelicalism, lamenting is not a familiar category. If you were to ask our African-American brothers and sisters, they know what...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Ezekiel

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March 29, 2019 by: Greg Gilbert

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Grace to the Undeserving

Many Christians approach the book of Ezekiel and see little more than an obscure mass of judgment oracles, within which are a few random passages that speak of God’s...

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March 28, 2019 by: J. Alasdair Groves, Winston T. Smith

Emotions Can Be Elusive

We think the word engage best captures the balanced approach of Scripture to the unbalanced extremes the world around us suggests for dealing with our emotions. Engaging walks a deliberate, middle road between...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 21:00

Did Jesus Ever Complain to God?

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March 28, 2019 by: Mark Vroegop

A Category for Complaint

The quotation of Psalm 22 from Jesus on the cross is a prime example of the value of lament. Here we have the Son of God who knows the overall plan of redemptive history. He knows what’s going to happen. And yet, the pain of the...

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Song of Solomon

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March 27, 2019 by: Douglas Sean O'Donnell

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

A Lyrical Poem

The Song of Solomon is a lyrical poem that celebrates marital love. Through beautiful sensory scenes and sensual imagery, it provides us with God’s wisdom on sexual...

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Jeremiah

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March 27, 2019 by: Graeme Goldsworthy

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Redemptive History

“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir...

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March 27, 2019 by: Mark Vroegop

Grief with Good Theology

“God, I know you’re not mean, but it feels like it today.” My wife, Sarah, and I were sitting—devastated—in the car outside our doctor’s office. My wife’s blunt prayer was all she could muster.

O...

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Isaiah

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March 27, 2019 by: Kelly M. Kapic

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

When God’s People Wander

Reading the book of Isaiah takes us into the precarious space between warning and wonder, faithlessness and fidelity, compromise and conviction: this is the world...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 21:00

Is the Good Life Attainable?

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March 26, 2019 by: Tim Savage

Between Two Tenses

Do Christians have special insight into a good life and where it can be found? Absolutely we do. But before I go into it further, I think a lot of Christians don’t fully appreciate the insights that are at their disposal.

We Christians...

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Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

A 5-Minute Preview of The Crossway Podcast

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March 25, 2019 by: Crossway

Coming Monday, April 1

Today, we’re excited to release a 5-minute preview of The Crossway Podcast, which officially launches one week from today on April 1.

Each week on The Crossway Podcast, we’ll be sitting down with authors for thoughtful interviews...

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Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Psalms

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March 25, 2019 by: Bruce A. Ware, George W. Robertson

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

A Book about Jesus

The risen Jesus said to his disciples that “everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms [i.e., the Old Testament...

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Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Ecclesiastes

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March 25, 2019 by: Douglas Sean O'Donnell

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

The Wisdom of God

Jesus taught us to read our Bibles with him in mind—“everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms” (Luke 24:44)....

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Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

How I Learned to Lament

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March 25, 2019 by: Mark Vroegop

A Hard-Bought Lesson

No one sets out to learn to lament and I didn’t either. Fifteen years ago, the Lord, in his hard providence, put my wife and I on a journey where a few days before delivery, we had a stillborn baby daughter named Sylvia. That then...

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Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Proverbs

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March 25, 2019 by: Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Divine Wisdom

The book of Proverbs is one of the “many ways” God spoke (Heb. 1:1), leading us to his only Son Jesus. What stands out about the book of Proverbs is its gracious...

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